I think that's why I found photographing the Sanderson Family reunion so refreshing. This incredible family can trace their lineage back six generations to civil war hero Charles Theodore Sanderson. Originally from Philadelphia, Sanderson moved to D.C., and this is where his family has made their home for nearly 150 years.
The best part, though, was seeing the oldest member of the family -- Uncle George -- meet the youngest member of the family. Everyone was grinning from ear to ear, me included!
Here's to you, Sanderson Family. May you live long and prosper!